Church Street Construction Begins Today

For the next 11 weeks, Church St. will be under construction and a number of other improvements are planned by the City of Evanston.


For the next 11 weeks, Church St. will undergo a substantial reconstruction including street resurfacing, a new bicycle path and streetscape improvements, according to the City of Evanston website

The project, which will occur on Church St. from Ridge Ave. to Chicago Ave., also will include a transformation of Orrington Plaza.

One lane of traffic will be open for the duration of the project. 

Signs will be posted 48 hours prior to when construction begins, to alert residents when parking will not be allowed, according to the city's website

"The construction activities will create some inconveniences for the abutting businesses and residents, but workers will attempt to minimize these issues," according to the City of Evanston website states. 

Information posted on the website also states that within a one block area of the construction zone, street sweeping and neighborhood parking restrictions will be waived. Access for pedestrians will be allowed on Church St. and Orrington Ave. 

The project will include a brick-bordered concrete sidewalk, new curbs and a rain garden. Street resurfacing, road repairs and a protected bicycle path from Ashland Ave. to Chicago Ave. are included as well. 

In addition, a new bike shelter on Church St. will be built and the design and pedestrian safety will be enhanced at Orrington Plaza. 

Click here for a map of the project.

For more information, visit the City of Evanston website

millie August 01, 2012 at 01:02 PM
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